Once in a while, a gadget comes along that revolutionizes an entire way we think about something. Still, who knew you could revolutionize soap? Our “DIY Goods, Gadgets, and Gizmos” feature is a very cool retro-modern gadget called Soap Flakes, created by Swiss artist/designer/inventor Nathalie Stämpfli. For those of us who love the shape, smell, and many “flavorous” textures of bar soap, but dislike the messiness, slipperiness, and that leftover sliver we can’t bring ourselves to throw out, Soap Flakes is a fun and fantastic way to have it all.
Available in two different models, one you can mount on a wall and the other, looking like a cross between a light bulb and a cheese grater, is perfect for placing in the shower or on a sink. Both dispenses light and aromatic flakes that easily dissolve with water and a little hand rub-a-dub-dubbing.
What I appreciate most about this little gizmo is how it take us back to simpler days, yet utilizes a modern way of thinking. It’s also environmentally considerate in that it reduces the demand for more plastic from liquid soaps, requires less shipping space when transporting soap bars, and because of its concentrated form, we use less of the product itself and the resources to make it. To sum up, in the words of cheesy surfer’s slang: Soap Flakes shreds!
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